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M33 Nov7 take 1


M33 Nov7 take 1

The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy 2.73 million light-years (ly) from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, behind the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with the naked eye.

The galaxy is the smallest spiral galaxy in the Local Group and is believed to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy or on its rebound into the latter due to their interactions, velocities,[7] and proximity to one another in the night sky. It also has an H II nucleus.
This image was created using multiple exposures (111 total) of two minutes each. The exposures were taken on November 7, 2020. The final integration consists of 3 hours 42 minutes.

Capture and equipment details:
Date(s): Nov. 7, 2020
Frames: 111x120s,, 40 flats, 30 darks, 30 bias
Total time: 3 hours 42 minutes
Bortle Dark-Sky scale: 6
Temperature: -10C (camera)
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI183MC-Pro w/ UV/IR cut filter
Telescope: Astro-Tech 72EDii (72 mm / 432 mm)
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Guide Scope: William Optics 50mm f/4 (200mm) guide scope
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI120mm-S
Software: NINA, PHD2, EQASCOM, PixInsight






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